Graf & Pitkowitz
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He regularly advises Austrian and foreign companies on all general corporate law matters as well as on complex – often cross-border – M&A transactions and corporate restructurings – he most recently advised LUKOIL and the Danish VKR group.
Ferdinand Graf is furthermore highly regarded as a litigator in his areas of expertise. For example, he recently advised and represented the French/Belgian Dexia group in its EUR 102 million lawsuit against the Republic of Austria throughout the course of the nationalization of the Austrian Kommunalkredit Bank; he also advised the Province of Salzburg in handling its much publicized “financial scandal” and represented in the respective litigation.
He has vast international expertise from his law studies in the United States and his practice in New York and Washington law firms. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
Ferdinand Graf regularly publishes legal articles in his areas of specialization – especially on Competition & Antitrust Law and most recently on Data Protection.
We advise and represent our clients on complex (often cross-border) corporate transactions such as restructurings, spin-offs, and transformations. Recent work includes advising Russian conglomerate LUKOIL on cross border restructurings and capital measures, as well as advising the Austrian publicly listed Andritz Group on the spin-off and subsequent merger of subsidiaries.
We have years of outstanding M&A experience – we advise our clients on simple acquisitions of participations as well as on complex cross-border M& A transactions. Among others, we have recently advised a buyer on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Austrian publishing company Verlagsgruppe News from German Publishing House Gruner + Jahr, as well as the Danish VKR Group on the sale of shares of an Austrian subsidiary.
Our team has about 40 qualified lawyers including 7 partners – most are recognized experts in their field and have years of international experience. Our firm is internationally known for its hard work approach and efficient and creative way of handling complex cases. We have an extensive network with international leading law firms across the globe – with whom we regularly cooperate based on a best friends philosophy.
“Ferdinand Graf is active in advising clients from a range of sectors on cross-border M&A transactions and corporate restructurings. He recently advised Marchfelder Bank on its spin-off from the Austrian Volksbanken group of banks.”